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Category: Monthly News

Health and wellbeing: Why we sleep?

I recently read the book ‘Why we Sleep’ by Mathew Walker and though I knew about the importance of sleep, this book was a real eyeopener. And if you are serious about your health, fitness and wellbeing, then sleep should be your number one focus ahead of anything else you do. It has an absolutely fundamental role on your…

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The winners of the 2020 CrossFit Games

This year the CrossFit Games had, due to COVID (dang this thing pops up everywhere!!!) a new format. There were 2 stages. During stage one of the 2020 (Sept 18-19) Reebok CrossFit Games, 60 athletes — 30 men and 30 women — competed in seven events across two days. Which were pretty hard (as one can imagine). September 18…

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Losing weight… how long does it take?

I am often asked by athletes and people I coach. How long will it take before I start losing weight and there is no such thing as a clear cut answer because there are too many factors in play when it comes to weight loss.   The truth is that it is never a completely linear process, there are…

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The 24 Hour Murph Challenge. Final wrap up

It’s been almost 2 months since I completed (with all of your help) the 24 hour Murph challenge and I’ve been wanting to share with you a couple of things with the community.   First of all and most importantly the final amount of funds we’ve managed to raise for Operation Bobbi Bear. As you know our goal was…

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Body types and nutrition

In general the three different body types are: ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph (or ‘I’, ‘V’ and ‘O’ types). And each of those has their own typical characteristics that can help you determine which body type you have. In this post we’ll tell you a little bit more about what to eat according to your body type. The I-type or…

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THE 24 HOUR MURPH CHALLENGE: UPDATE 3

It’s 25 October and we are getting closer and closer to the event. The puzzles of the pieces are starting slowly to fall in place and the preparation around the logistics for the World AIDS Day challenge are bit by bit coming along. How’s the training going? Training has in some ways intensified, doing multiple Murphs in a row…

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THE 24 HOUR MURPH CHALLENGE: UPDATE 2

As I write this update it is Saturday September 21st and we’re about 70 days away from the challenge. Operation Bobbi Bear. The past week I managed to connect with Jackie Downs Branfield, the founder of Operation Bobbi Bear in South Africa, and she was so grateful for the effort we’re doing. True enough, we’re still far away from…

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THE 24 HOUR MURPH CHALLENGE: UPDATE 1

The preparation for WAD-WOD (World Aids Day- Workout of the Day) has started and while I am trying to put in the required volume of training, the UNAIDS Fitness committee is in full swing with all the preparations for our very first 24 Hr event. For those of you who were not yet aware, this year we will be…

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